McClellan Butte


Alpine Scramble - McClellan Butte

[changed to McClellan butte, Re-scheduled to use the only good day] One day push along the PCT to tag Chikamin peak and enjoy the views of some lakes along the way. Fast paced hike and will be a long day with an early start.

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Rock Scramble, Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,700 ft
  • Pace: 2.5mph

Seattle at 4.30am. TH 6.30am. 

Prefer camping at the trail head to avoid driving both ways on the same day


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We will do the Mineral creek approach. Aim to is to complete the car to car in around 12 hours. We'll be moving briskly, with quick breaks along the way 

Expected to take 7-8 hours on the way up and 4-5 hours on the way down.

** Leaders permission required to make sure we have a steady paced group. Email me with your recent conditioning**


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McClellan Butte

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials


Headlamps with extra batteries for sure

Hiking poles

Water filters

Mountaineering boots optional (as long you are proficient to scramble in trail runners/approach shoes)

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